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Tooth-coloured Fillings at East Adelaide Dental Studio

Elderly woman smiling at dentistWhen it comes to treating cavities, East Adelaide Dental Studio provides minimally-invasive white fillings for all ages. Unlike traditional metal restorations, composite offers advantages like

  • A tighter bond with your enamel
  • Ability to place on more surfaces
  • Custom matched to your smile
  • Less invasive to tooth structure

Composite fillings come in a variety of shades, allowing us to select the one that blends in with your natural tooth enamel. If we’re filling a cavity on one of your front teeth, no one should realise that it’s there.

Do I Have a Cavity?

During every checkup, we’ll examine your teeth for early signs of tooth decay. Since early demineralisation can be reversed with good hygiene and fluoride, immediate intervention is key.

However, cavities can still pop up when you least expect them. Let us know if you notice symptoms of tooth decay like sensitivity, pain when biting down, food getting stuck between teeth or feeling a rough edge with your tongue.

We’ll likely need an X-ray of your tooth to evaluate areas not visible during your exam (like between teeth and under the chewing surfaces).

The sooner cavities are diagnosed, the smaller your filling can be.

Why White Fillings?

Aside from their cosmetic benefits, white fillings require a different placement process compared to conventional metal restorations. In the past, not only did the cavity need to be cleaned out, but the surrounding enamel had to be cut back so that silver fillings could be wedged into place and held securely using mechanical methods.

But since white fillings adhere to porous tooth structure, less of it needs to be removed. After the cavity is cleaned out, the surrounding enamel is gently prepped but not cut back. As a result, your filling is smaller and less invasive.

Different types of white filling material are available, including glass ionomer and resin. Each blend has its own advantages, which we can discuss at the time of your exam. Some last longer, while others leach fluoride to minimise recurrent decay.

Indirect Fillings

Ceramic inlays and onlays (“lab made fillings”) are an indirect type of filling that’s used for repairing larger areas of tooth damage. Our practice incorporates 3D CEREC technology, allowing us to create your three-quarter crown right here in the office, eliminating the need for a second appointment.

Schedule an Exam Today

If you suspect that you have a cavity, schedule an appointment today. Fillings Glenside minimise your risk of dental emergencies later and keep you smiling!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Tooth Coloured Fillings Glenside, Fullarton, Burnside, Adelaide Surrounds SA | (08) 8379 3529